Faculty Resources

We’re here to help

Please encourage your students to visit the Writing Desk. Information about hours and appointments can be found here. If you would like to refer a student, please speak to the student or email Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu).


We invite you to include the following message in your syllabi and Moodle (feel free to either cut/paste or revise it as you see fit):

Peer tutors at the Writing Desk offer help with any paper, in any class, at any stage of the writing process. You can sign up for an appointment online or drop in. Tutors are available Sundays 12pm-10pm, Mondays-Thursdays 9am-10pm, and Fridays 9am-5pm. Learn more at http://wp.stolaf.edu/caas/writing-help/.   

Class Visits

Writing Tutors are available to visit the first or last five minutes of your class to introduce themselves, explain what we do, and give students stickers. During Fall 2020, class visits will be virtual on Google Meet and stickers will not be distributed. While these class visits are scheduled for all FYW and Conversations courses, any instructor is welcome to schedule a class visit by emailing Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu). If you require students to visit the Writing Desk for a particular assignment, you may request an attendance report.

Tutor Blasts

If you would like to have writing tutors make a longer visit to your class on a peer review day, we would be happy to schedule a “Tutor Blast” to work with small groups of writers on brainstorming, drafting, or revising essays during class. During Fall 2020, all tutor blasts will be virtual on Google Meet.